On the heels of Riot Fest Denver and Riot Fest Chicago’s daily schedules being posted, festival organizers have also posted the daily schedule for Riot Fest Toronto. The Toronto incarnation, unlike its predecessors, will only run for two days, but doesn’t mean it won’t be light on performers.
The daily schedule for the two-day festival can be seen below.
Riot Fest Toronto will take over Downsview Park during the weekend of Sept. 19-20 in Toronto.
It feels like just yesterday, we were reading (and writing) about all the money the city of Chicago was going to need to spend to clean up all the damage that Riot Fest Chicago caused at Humboldt Park because of Mother Nature and her bad timing.
Whether or not the festival owed Chicago almost $200,000 in damages is now in the past because festival organizers have revealed the official dates for each of the three festivals, though as of now, there has been no official venue reveal for any of the three cities.
Riot Fest Denver will be the first to happen during the weekend of Aug. 28-30. After that, the original Riot Fest location, Chicago, will have its turn during the weekend of Sept. 11-13. Riot Fest Denver rounds out the almost month-long celebration of all things good music during the weekend of Sept. 19-20.
Tickets for all three festivals are currently available on Riot Fest’s website. Back in November, they allowed fans the change to get “Holiday pre-sales” with prices starting at $89.95.
As of now, like we mentioned before, no official venues have been given and as for the artists, we’re sure they aren’t going to start announcing those for several months. In defense of the festival organizers, last year’s line-ups were INSANE.
September has just begun which means that Riot Fest Toronto is just a couple of days away. With Riot Fest Toronto comes Riot Fest Chicago and Denver and the huge, and highly anticipated line-up.
With Toronto taking place this upcoming weekend, September 6-7, festival organizers have given fans the full schedule for the two days so that they can plan accordingly.
Sadly, there are several overlapping acts on Saturday. If we were able to get on a plane to Toronto we would be upset about the following taking place: Glassjaw vs Circa Survive; Alkaline Trio vs Taking Back Sunday; Brand New vs Rise Against.
As for Sunday, the line up seems a little less cluttered; at least in our opinion.
Check out the full line-up below for the first of three tenth anniversary celebration for the punk rock festival. Maybe next year we’ll be able to be there ourselves.
Toronto is about to be hit with some good music later this year.
Riot Fest organizers revealed earlier today the full line-up for their Toronto edition of Riot Fest. The festival which will take place at Downsview Park in Toronto announced that Canadian bands City and Colour and Billy Talent will be performing at this year’s event, but also making the line-up are The National, Rise Against, and Death Cab for Cutie.
But then the festival found themselves creating the most perfect coincidence to mankind or at least to some of our teenaged hearts happen; Taking Back Sunday and Brand New are on the same bill.
After all these years, Taking Back Sunday and Brand New will perform at the same exact show, though there is no word on whether or not it means that the two former friend bands will be playing on the same day, let alone on the same stage, but one can dream.
Tickets for the Riot Fest Toronto can be found on Ticketfly, while the show is slated to take place on Sept. 6-7. The full line-up can be seen below, thanks to the people behind the festival.
Now, is anyone going to be nice enough to help us hitch a ride to Toronto in early September?